Pets can add fun, companionship and a feeling of safety to your life. Before getting a pet, think carefully about which animal is best for your family.
Once you own a pet, keep it healthy. Know the signs of medical problems. Take your pet to the veterinarian if you notice: Loss of appetite; Drinking a lot of water; Gaining or losing a lot of weight quickly; Strange behavior; Being sluggish and tired; Trouble getting up or down and Strange lumps.
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Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can be life-threatening. I have personally lost more than 5 dogs to this sickness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problems.
The smallest and simplest of the microscopic infectious agents called viruses, which cause disease by replicating within living cells, parvovirus consists of a single strand of DNA enclosed in a microscopic capsid, or protein coat. This protein coat, which differs from the envelope of fat that encases other viruses, helps the parvovirus survive and adapt.